Authors: Tulio De Oliveira, Jennifer Giandhari and Sureshnee Pillay - 2020-05-20
Summary: KRISP at UKZN, in collaboration with TIA, DIPLOMICS, SAMRC and the DSI has created a national consortium in South Africa to sequence SARS-CoV-2 in real time. This consortium is also providing data and protocols to the AfricaCDC so other countries in Africa can also use genomics to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
KRISP has been created by the coordinated effort of the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and the South African Medical Research Countil (SAMRC).
Location: K-RITH Tower Building
Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine, UKZN
719 Umbilo Road, Durban, South Africa.
Director: Prof. Tulio de Oliveira